Overnativa Green Hostel

Rua Guilhermina Guinle 151, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 23960060, Brazil
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Hostel suggestions

by NGCH2

I am planning Rios in Sept. Initial thought was using a tour operator...but everyone in this forum tell me that I should do on my own...so here I am trying to plan everything on my own

Can anyone give me some suggestion for hostel in Ipanema ?

I am a female traveler and would like something safe....Thanks

Re: Hostel suggestions

by rkearns

ipanema's going to be costly and you could stay in copacabana and walk to ipanema. hotel debret has some of the best rates for it's quality and location. i have been happy staying there. if you are staying long term, i have another suggestion. gringomanagement.com. the guy who runs the apts. is named david and he's really great to work with. i've stayed at his place a couple of times. i guess he has about 50 apts. he has some ocean front and some just 2 blocks from copacabana (which is the one i stayed in). it's around $80 per night and totally worth it, especially with another person.

Re: Hostel suggestions

by bahiana77

If you're on your own, any of the hostels in Ipanema would allow you to meet other travellers. The Che Lagarto is popular. And there is a whole alley full of hostels of Rua Barao de Torre (#187, I think) Look on:
http://www.hostelworld.com/hostels/Rio-De-Janeiro?source=googleadwordsus&gclid=CJzFk8ubjKICFR_E3AodjFs7Ww
or
Try Margarida's Pousada in Ipanema, a modest, convenient and comfortable little place, in a nice neighborhood, with a very nice elderly owner and a great staff of two sisters.
http://hotels.lonelyplanet.com/brazil/rio-de-janeiro-r1977210/margaridas-pousada-p1054899/

Re: Hostel suggestions

by rkearns

@bahiana77, thanks for the tips!!!! good to know.

Travel Tips for Rio de Janeiro

When The Banks Are Closed & You Need To Change $

by ChrisRJ

If you are ever in a position where you need to change your money into Brazilian reais, but all the banks are closed, have no fear.

There are a few hotels that will change money for you even if you're not a guest of theirs, but failing that there is a bar/luncheonette in Copacabana that will change your money and will actually give you a better rate than most official change places.

The bar is called O Crack Dos Galetos and is located on one of the smaller roads running in off the Copacabana beach, near the Meridian Hotel. There's an outdoor restaurant on Avenida Atlantica near the Meridian Hotel called Mabb's. The street next to Mabb's is where you'll find O Crack Dos Galetos.

Walk into the bar and go to the cash register. The guy at the register will change all your money for you and will tell you the exchange rate first.

Thank God for the rain

by acemj

Despite the bad weather, I tried my best to look at the bright side (though most of the time I had to settle for partly cloudy). Umbrella in hand, I was able to stroll down Copacabana almost completely alone. How many people can say they had one of the most popular beaches in the world all to themselves? A couple times, the rain forced me to duck into some places to gain shelter and while I was there I ended up practicing my Portuguese (which is pretty much non-existent) with locals and having some interesting conversations (using hand signals, smiles, and a phrase book). These are some of my best memories and I have the bad weather to thank.

Pedra da Gávea (Gavea Stone):...

by Juli_br

Pedra da Gávea (Gavea Stone): Its a famous mountain in Rio where u have a great view of the city, and the best of all is that this time u wont have to pay, like in Pao de açucar( Sugar Loaf)or Corcovado. If u need some adrenaline on ur body u can jump at ASADELTA as we call it here. This u will have to pay, I think that it would be around 70 reais.

Typical Appetizer Food

by uvaspy

A lot of restaurants serve this kind of appetizer. I am not sure if all restaurants charge for this, but the ones we went to did. It is like a cover charge of $5 reals and they give you this treat before a meal.

BTW: Make sure what you think is cheese is not butter before you shove a hunk of butter into your mouth

General habits that visitors...

by Juli_br

General habits that visitors should know about:1. When we met someone we usually give 2 kisses at the cheek in Rio(right and left).2. When u go to a restaurant, bar or such each people use to pay for what they had. 3.The tips are always incluided 4.Futebol/Soccer is a sacre thing for most of brazilians. 5. We use to notice people manners . 6. Blow ur nose at restaurants, bars is rude, specially when people r waiting for their meals. People here use to go to the toilet for that.

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